Patti Hacault has coached numerous baseball teams in and around Holland, Manitoba for a number of years.
She’s an inductee into Manitoba’s Baseball Hall of Fame. Hacault is thrilled and humbled to get the nod. “Very special as I’m only the second woman to be inducted into the Hall of Fame for Manitoba.”
“I got into the sport when I had a son whose team didn’t have a coach and someone approached me and said we need a coach, and you might as well do it because nobody else cares. That was 25-30 year ago and I haven’t looked back.”
Hacault notes baseball is a life skills sport. “It develops them for situations in real life in the future. It teaches teamwork, responsibility and comradery.”
Patti Hacault has coached teams in Holland, Treherne and Pembina Hills. Since 2002 she has held numerous executive positions with Pembina Hills Minor Baseball League. For 12 years she has been a member of Baseball Manitoba’s Girls Committee.
Many credit Hacault for getting girls baseball to where it is today in Manitoba.
“Believe it or not in 2025 at the Summer Games in Newfoundland now has officially got girls baseball in it. We’ve been 10 years building a team and the girls have been fantastic and the coaches even better. Baseball Manitoba has supported the program from day one,” said Patti Hacault.
There are four teams going in the province: a 14U, 16U, 21U and a senior team.
In 2011 Patti Hacault was selected Baseball Manitoba’s Volunteer of the Year and Sport Manitoba’s Volunteer of the year. In 2017, she was inducted into Baseball Manitoba’s Honour Society.
Inductions into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame will take place June 3rd in Morden.